On the road to health IT adoption and use, California physicians, hospitals, and community health centers have made progress since 2005. Also read consumer perspectives on the topic.
This Health Affairs article by Bodenheimer and Smith examines the primary care physician shortage and how health care organizations can increase capacity and meet patient demand by expanding other clinical roles.
Now more than ever, community health centers need to adapt to the new health care delivery environment created by passage of the Affordable Care Act. In response, the California Catalyst Fund helps clinics partner, collaborate, or even merge.
October 24, 2013
Community health centers face extreme pressure under the Affordable Care Act. Grants offer clinics help in collaborating and consolidating. Proposals are due December 2.
Held: September 25, 2013
Learn how Golden Valley Health Centers (GVHC), a federally qualified health center system serving California's Central Valley, has made significant strides in improving the patient experience while boosting employee satisfaction.
Can paramedics improve the efficiency of emergency resources and enhance access to primary care for the medically underserved through a new model of care, called "community paramedicine"?
This Health Affairs article describes how CHCF-funded improvement projects have helped pave the way for California public hospitals to get ready for health care reform.
A growing number of Californians are being sent to ambulatory surgery centers for a wide variety of procedures, yet little is known about the care they deliver because reporting is not required.
A program to place corporate professionals nearing retirement with community health centers aims to boost the clinics' financial management, strategic planning, IT systems, and operations.
Following a 2011 CHCF study of geographic medical variation in California, leaders in Humboldt County came together to examine the causes of variation in their region. A multimedia story recounts what transpired.
This Health Affairs article by Robinson explores two health care delivery models — one emphasizing tight coordination and the other specialization — at two competing high-volume orthopedic hospitals.
Under the "direct primary care" model, patients pay a monthly fee for basic medical services. Learn about the history and current landscape of physician practices offering this arrangement.
Trends in end-of-life care show that not only does the care given vary widely from region to region and hospital to hospital, but also patients often don't get the care they prefer. What can be done?
LifeWave is an e-health medical device company developing a non-invasive sensing technology for prenatal and neonatal monitoring in clinical and remote settings.
Held: March 27, 2013
Learn about Grand-Aides, an innovative program that provides personalized support to patients and helps connect the patient and care team quickly and cost-effectively.